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Gabby Klein vat de tactieken die gebruikt worden om ME/CVS-patiŽnten te doen zwijgen samen.


Die tactieken vertonen sterke gelijkenis met de tactieken die door Ron Duchin, bedrijfskundige, be-

schreven zijn en toegepast werden om protesten van burgerrechtenbewegingen etc. te 'neutraliseren'.

Duchin is ongetwijfeld mede geinspireerd door het meesterwerk 'Il Principe' van Machiavelli.


Hoe typeer jij jezelf: 'radical', 'idealist', 'realist' of 'opportunist' (volgens de definities van Duchin)?





Resisting Attempts to Silence #PwME


November 1, 2017

Gabby Klein




Duchin explained that activists fall into four categories:

radicals, opportunists, idealists and realists, and

that a three-step strategy was needed to bring them down.

  • First, you isolate the radicals;
  • those who are vocal in their desire to change the corrupt system and promote social justice.

    Then use methods of character assassination to discredit them Ė

    such as exaggerations, lies, trumped up charges to marginalize them.

  • Second, you carefully cultivate the idealists;
  • those who are quieter and are not as direct in their methods and objectives as the radicals.

    You do this by gently persuading them that

    their advocacy has negative consequences for some groups,

    thus transforming them into realists.

  • Finally, you co-opt the realists
  • (the pragmatics willing to work within the system) into compromise.

    "The realists should always receive the highest priority

    in any strategy dealing with a public policy issue ...

    If your industry can successfully bring about these relationships,

    the credibility of the radicals will be lost, and

    opportunists can be counted on to share in the final policy solution."

    Opportunists, those who are motivated by power, success, or a sense of their celebrity,

    will be satisfied merely by a sense of partial victory.




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